Learn To Ski/Ride

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Information about downhill & cross-country skiing & snowboarding lessons at New Hampshire ski areas, including January Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month.

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Attitash Mountain Resort

Learn-to private or group lessons available for all ages. Check our website for current programs. Passholders save 20% on lessons with Epic Mountain Rewards.

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Bear Notch Ski Touring Center

Learn to Ski Packages include a one hour lesson and trail pass. Choose to learn classic xc skiing or skate ski.

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Bretton Woods

Ever wish you could hire an instructor to meet you where your level of experience is, but for a longer period of time? We introduce, The Half Day. This 3.5 hour lesson provides a more personal approach, think one-on-one coaching for any level of skier or rider. Whether you're just starting out and want to spend more time honing your parallels skiing or S-turns, or you're an advance skier and rider looking to bring focus to your already dynamic skills, The Half Day is your opportunity to learn from and tour the mountain with one of our professional coaches. The Half Day is offered for one to up to four people who want to ski and learn together. During the lesson, we have planned for 2 short breaks for a snack or to warm-up. This is a great way to learn, explore, or rip it up with a pro.

SCHEDULED LESSON TIMES

Students should meet their ski and snowboard instructors at the Ski School Meeting Place near the Learning Center Quad. Promptly at the following times.

  • 9:00am
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Bretton Woods

Bretton Woods is pleased to offer private lessons for the 2022-23 ski season. Advanced on-line reservations are required for all lessons.

Private ski and snowboard lessons provide a more personal experience tailored to your needs. At Bretton Woods Ski Resort, we offer a private lesson for one person or a semi-private lesson up to four people that is customized for family and friends who want to learn together.

SCHEDULED LESSON TIMES

Students should meet their ski and snowboard instructors at the Ski School Meeting Place near the Learning Center Quad. Promptly at the following times.

  • 9:00am
  • 11:00am
  • 1:30pm
Join us for fun year-round activities at Bretton Woods!
ALPINE | NORDIC | LEARN TO SKI & RIDE | LIFT TICKETS

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Bretton Woods Nordic Center

Start out right by learning the basics first. Our Learn to Cross Country Ski Package includes a trail pass, touring or skate ski rental and a group lesson.

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Cannon Mountain

The Snowsports School at Cannon Mountain is certified by Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Our staff ranges from National team members to level 1 certified instructor along with new trainees.

We offer a range of group & private lessons for every ability level.

The Cannon Mountain Snowsports School is located slopeside in the Brookside Learning Center adjacent to the Peabody Base Lodge in the main base area off exit 34C.

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Cranmore Mountain Resort

Uphill Series - Presented by Gorham Bike and Ski and Cranmore

1/8/2023 7:00 AM - 3/12/2023 8:30 AM



Earn your turns this winter during our new weekly uphill series! A safe, fun, and accessible learning experience will be provided for all participants, whether new to the sport of uphill touring, or seasoned skinners!

Groups will meet weekly, on Sunday mornings, at 7am, with a start time of no later than 7:15am. Participants must have a valid season pass, uphill pass, or uphill day ticket that was purchased in advance. Groups will be organized by hiking speed and ability level.

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Cranmore Mountain Resort

At Cranmore, our goal is to create a lifelong passion for skiing and snowmaking, all while building self-esteem, in a safe and fun learning environment. Our professional instructors look forward to sharing their love for winter and their enthusiasm for teaching. With each adult ski or snowboard lesson, you will learn skills leaving you looking forward to your next time on snow.

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Crotched Mountain

Your best day on the mountain is waiting! Whether you prefer steep slopes, technical terrain, or gentle groomed runs - our Instructors will help you sharpen your skills and explore more of the mountain with confidence!

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Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center

Whether you've never skied, or you're looking for help to get you to the next level, we've got you covered! (Private lessons are by appointment only so please call head to reserve your space!)

Private Lesson Pricing : $40/hr for first person ; $30 extra per additional person (Rentals and Trail Pass separate)

*Package Deal (Best Savings!)*

$65 for 1 hour private lesson PLUS trail pass and rentals!

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Dartmouth Skiway

At the Skiway, we pride ourselves on offering the classic, unpretentious New England ski experience. But, just because you're skiing at a tiny mountain doesn't mean you shouldn't get the best ski or snowboard education out there. That's why we make it easy to learn to ski or ride at the Dartmouth Skiway. Our easy-to-ride conveyor lifts, personal instruction from experienced teachers, and family-friendly vibe make it the perfect outing for the whole family.

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Eastman Cross Country

Clinics, group and private ski lessons are provided by PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) certified instructors. Our experienced staff are available for private, semi-private or group lessons whether you are a beginner or just looking to refresh your skills. 

Lessons can be arranged through the Cross Country Center by calling 603.863.4500 or EastmanXC@eastmannh.org

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Franconia Village XC Ski Center

Franconia Inn XC Ski Center offers instruction by expert skiers. 1-Hour class lessons are per person $40; 1-hour private classes are $60.

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Great Glen Trails

Learn from the best. Great Glen Trails is lucky to have Olympian Sue Wemyss as the Ski School Director.

Sue is a dedicated teacher of skiing, and she can help you ski better, faster and more efficiently than you ever have before. This season Sue will be available for special lesson packages each week to improve your skiing.

A member of the U.S. Ski Team from 1983-1986, Sue competed in all four of the cross-country races in the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, with a best individual result of 28th in the 20km race. Sue also raced in the 1983 World University Games and competed for three winter seasons racing the World Cup circuit throughout Europe. She finished 11th in a World Cup race in Vsoke Tatry, Czechoslovakia in March of 1984. She placed 17th in the 20 km race at the World Championships in 1985. In 2003 she won two bronze medals at the World Masters Championships in Seefeld, Austria in the 10km and 30km classic races. Along with her racing experience Sue has coached a number of junior nordic teams throughout the United States, including working with U.S. junior teams that have competed internationally. During the 1990-91 season Sue helped to coach the U.S. Adaptive Cross Country Ski Team on a project basis. In 2006 Sue was named to the Professional Ski Instructors of America’s Nordic Development Team.

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Great Glen Trails

If you’ve never skied before or can’t remember the last time you went cross country skiing, then a Learn-to-Ski Lesson Package is a perfect place to start. We begin with an introduction to the equipment, practice some techniques indoors if necessary (masks required when inside), then go outside onto the snow to slide around and work on balance, diagonal striding and introducing poles.

A Learn to Ski Lesson is 1 hour and 15 minutes and includes a trail pass and ski rental for the day. Lessons are offered at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, and 1:00 pm daily. Reservations recommended.

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Gunstock Mountain Resort

Our Snowsports School offers lessons for all ages from 3 years to adult, and all types of learners.

It's never too late to start skiing and snowboarding, and Gunstock is the perfect place to learn. Our friendly and certified snowsports instructors are passionate about enjoying winter outside, and pride themselves on their ability to transfer their knowledge of their favorite pastime onto their students. Your adventure starts here!

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Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

Whether you are a first time skier or are looking to unlock the next level or technique, efficiency and endurance, we have the instructors with the skills to help you.

You’ll be amazed at how fun becoming a better skier can be.

This year we are making some modifications to our traditional lessons; all instruction will be individual or members of the same family or travel party. Reservations suggested.

Super Saver Packages

Classic or Skate Ski $65 Adult | $61 Seniors | $54 Juniors

This is our most popular package and for good reason. What a deal! This Super Saver Package gives you everything you need to get started:

  • All-day Trail Pass
  • Equipment Rental
  • 1 Hour Private Lesson

Ages 10 and up and cover the basics of the classic/skate technique. We can customize a group lesson for you, your family and/or your party. (Additional skiers  $20 per person).

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King Pine

Let the legendary King Pine Ski and Snowboard School guide you in the right direction towards learning a lifelong passion and having fun this winter.

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Loon Mountain Resort

Spend more time learning, and less time sweating the small stuff. That's the simple yet powerful idea behind our Learn to Ski or Ride Package.

With help from our talented coaches, you'll start with the basics. Focusing on the fundamentals, you'll build the skills and confidence to move up and explore the mountain.

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McIntyre Ski Area

If you are coming out to the slopes for the first time or want to polish your turns, the Snowsports School at McIntyre has something for you. We offer single-day lessons and multi-day programs for both skiing and snowboarding for all ages and levels. Our ski and snowboard lessons and programs run weekdays and weekends with the choice of morning, afternoon or evening classes available for all ages - preschool through adult. 

We have more than 150 instructors on staff under the direction of our PSIA/AASI-certified management team. Our instructors are professional, courteous and know how to help you achieve your goals on the slope as well as keep you safe.

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Mount Sunapee Resort

Whether you prefer steep slopes, technical terrain, or gentle groomed runs - our instructors will help you sharpen your skills and explore more of the mountain with confidence!

Book a lesson and add a discounted lift ticket at checkout! We remain committed to doing everything we can to help keep you and your family safe this season.

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Mount Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Center

MWV Ski Touring's introduction to Nordic skiing class will familiarize you with the equipment and its use on flat and gently sloping terrain. When you feel comfortable with these basic skills, sign up for our Intermediate Nordic Skiing lesson. Lessons are available as groups, semi-privates, and private lessons.

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Nordic Skier Wolfeboro XC

The Staff will teach you the basics or more advanced techniques of nordic skiing to make your skiing a truly enjoyable experience. Call Nordic Skier / Wolfeboro XC at 603-569-3151 for reservations at least 48 hours in advance.

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Pats Peak

Learning and fun, it's what we do best! 

  • Weekday 5-Week Series

We have many prescheduled school, recreation center and home school group programs participating each season in our Weekday Learn to Ski & Ride Program. Looking for one in your area? Let us help. Give us a call at 603-428-3245.


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Ragged Mountain Resort

Our Learning Center is open for the 2021-22 winter season! At Ragged Mountain Resort, our expert instructors are here to help you succeed. We offer a variety of programs ranging from private and group lessons, seasonal programs, and youth camps.   

Bebe Wood Free learn-to-Ski or Ride Program

Our Bebe Wood Free Learn-to-Ski or Ride Program is available Monday through Thursday this winter (excludes holiday black-out dates of Dec. 25th, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022, Jan. 15 - 17, 2022, and Feb. 19-25, 2022).

This program is a fun and easy way to learn without any risk to your wallet. 

  • This program is available Monday - Thursday ONLY during non-holiday periods
  • 3 lessons for first-time snow sport athletes only, ages 7 and up. ALL 3 LESSONS MUST BE COMPLETED THIS SEASON
  • If you have previous skiing or snowboarding experience, we are happy to book you in a Private or Group Lesson instead!
  • Includes Rossignol rental equipment and Lower Mountain Lift Ticket.
  • Lessons run for approximately 2 hours.
  • After your lesson, keep practicing for the rest of the day for only $20 with our "Extend Your Day" lift ticket and rental equipment!*
  • Purchase a Mission: Affordable season pass for the remainder of the season for only $69 - following the completion of your third lesson.**
  • Additional lessons for the current and following season are only $29 for Bebe Wood Program graduates!
  • Program is limited to one completed program (skiing or snowboarding) per participant.***
  • Participants can take only one lesson per day. ALL 3 LESSONS HAVE TO BE COMPLETED THIS SEASON
  • Class sizes are limited to 15 participants a session for the health and safety for our guests.

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Waterville Valley Adventure Center

Upgrade Your Nordic Skills and Have More Fun! Ski lessons are a specialty of Waterville Valley's Adventure Center. Our instructors provide the kind of coaching that not only builds skills, it builds a strong foundation for the future of the sport.

In order to help you get the most from our expansive terrain, our ski school offers a wide range of programs for all ages and disciplines - from skating to traditional striding. 

Learn to Nordic Ski: Learn how to cross-country ski in a friendly group setting. If you've never savored the Nordic experience, we can help you get started, with Group (3 or more) Learn to Ski packages that include lessons, rentals, and trail fees for only $54.

Lessons on week days by appointment only. Call 603-236-4666.

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Whaleback Mountain

Whaleback Mountain offers both private and semi-private instruction for ages 4 & up. When you work one-on-one with an instructor, learning happens quickly. Whether you’re looking for private snowboarding lessons or private ski lessons, we are ready to help you meet your goals on snow! Our instructors are trained to accommodate you at any level. Whether you are just starting out in a snow sport or looking to improve your turns, we have the instructors to get you there.

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Wildcat Mountain

Learn-to private or group lessons available for all ages. Check our website for current programs. Passholders save 20% on lessons with Epic Mountain Rewards.

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